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BA A320-211 Fleet Retirement Delayed  
User currently offlineBALHRWWCC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 6 months 2 days ago) and read 4512 times:

BA was due to retire it's 5 A320-211, Registrations G-BUSG/H/I/J and K aircraft between Jan and Oct 08.

However due to the requirements of the new open skies venture and the retirement of the 737-300/500 fleet at LGW these aircraft will now stay until atleast 2010/11

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User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2172 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4146 times:

Any more details about the 733/735 changes at LGW?

User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2172 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 3845 times:

Anybody?  Smile

Filler!


User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2587 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3790 times:

I wish the A320-111s could have stayed longer too. I tried, but missed my chances to fly the A320-111. I hope to try with AF in the near future.

So I guess LGW is going to become an A319 base?


User currently offlinePM From India, joined Feb 2005, 6848 posts, RR: 63
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3763 times:



Quoting UK_Dispatcher (Reply 3):
I tried, but missed my chances to fly the A320-111.

My first ever A320 flight was on a BA A320-111. It was G-BUSE in November 1991 and I was upgraded. What more could I have asked for?!

It'll be good to keep the -200s around a bit longer too. I hate to see good planes go to the knacker's yard.


User currently offlineHotelmode From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 460 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3673 times:



Quoting BA777 (Reply 1):
Any more details about the 733/735 changes at LGW?

14 A319s going to Gatwick from Sep 08 onwards, 8 by Jan 09 rest in 09 completely replacing the -300s and -500s


User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2587 posts, RR: 30
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3669 times:



Quoting Hotelmode (Reply 5):
14 A319s going to Gatwick from Sep 08 onwards, 8 by Jan 09 rest in 09 completely replacing the -300s and -500s

So how long will the G-DOCs (B734s) be around?


User currently offlineJamesbaldwyn From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3669 times:

This got anything to do with GB Airways ? They have a handful of 320's and 321's

User currently offlineEireRock From Ireland, joined Nov 2007, 301 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3621 times:



Quoting Jamesbaldwyn (Reply 7):
This got anything to do with GB Airways ? They have a handful of 320's and 321's

Well since EZY took over GB Airways id say those aircraft will go straight to EZY, BA no longer own those aircraft as far as i know.


User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3530 times:

A BA A320 came through Bangor, Maine on Tuesday as Flight 9200. After a day of rest for the crew, the plane left for Phoenix-Goodyear as Flight 9201. This, according to FlightAware.

It's too bad you can't get registrations from FlightAware, but maybe someone with ACARS can.

Chris in New Hampshire.


User currently offlineTristarSteve From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 3970 posts, RR: 34
Reply 10, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3497 times:



Quoting ChrisNH (Reply 9):
A BA A320 came through Bangor, Maine on Tuesday as Flight 9200

That was G-BUSE, the last BA A320-111 on its last flight.


User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2172 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3433 times:

So there'll be a 734/319 fleet at LGW then, who will the 733/735s go to?

User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4079 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3405 times:



Quoting TristarSteve (Reply 10):
That was G-BUSE, the last BA A320-111 on its last flight.

I'm too far from BGR to see flights like these myself, and there's no one up there who takes pictures, but do they fly these planes with full colors and titles, or do they paint them over (i.e. cover up any reference to British Airways) before they leave for the boneyard?

Chris in NH


User currently offlineHotelmode From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 460 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3254 times:



Quoting UK_Dispatcher (Reply 6):
So how long will the G-DOCs (B734s) be around?

2012 at least no current plans to replace them.

Quoting BA777 (Reply 11):
So there'll be a 734/319 fleet at LGW then, who will the 733/735s go to?

Yes, both types, 733/5s are leased so back to them.


User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7361 posts, RR: 17
Reply 14, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3231 times:



Quoting BA777 (Reply 11):
who will the 733/735s go to?

Back to their lessors.

I believe that:

Babcock and Brown own G-GFFA and G-LGTI
Indigo Aviation own G-GFFB
BBAM Aircraft Holdings own G-GFFC and G-GFFG
Charlson Partners own G-GFFD
Itochi Leasing own G-GFFE and G-GFFI
Canterbury Company own G-GFFF
GE American Aircraft Leasing own G-GFFH and G-GFFJ
Aerco Ireland own G-LGTE
Orix Aviation Systems own G-LGTF
TA Air IX own G-LGTG
Alpha Aircraft Management own G-LGTH.

However it is clear that these 15 aircraft and the up to 8 752s to be transferred from BA to BA Open Skies starting with the two that are scheduled to be converted to the new cabin configuration in only a few weeks cannot be replaced by just the five 320s.


User currently offlineBA777 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 2172 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2999 times:

Very interesting indeed, thanks for the info.

User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7062 posts, RR: 57
Reply 16, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2925 times:

Will baby take the -300s - to match the rest of their clapped out fleet?


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User currently offlineVV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 7361 posts, RR: 17
Reply 17, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2894 times:



Quoting ChrisNH (Reply 12):
I'm too far from BGR to see flights like these myself, and there's no one up there who takes pictures, but do they fly these planes with full colors and titles, or do they paint them over (i.e. cover up any reference to British Airways) before they leave for the boneyard?

The chances are that they will be in Basic (painted out) c/s like this one about to depart LHR for Lasham where it was parted out:

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But the other BA 320 that went to Lasham rather than BGR went in full c/s:

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However G-BUSE - the aircraft in question - was photographed at LHR 2 days before departure in full BA livery with titles. So . . . ????


User currently offlineBMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 860 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2773 times:



Quoting EireRock (Reply 8):
BA no longer own those aircraft as far as i know.

Without being picky I didn't think that BA owned the aircraft anyway, wasn't it GB who owned them?

Be good to see the 734 around, haven't had the chance to fly on them yet and will still mean that LGW isn't just going to be full of A319s.



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User currently offlineBrianDromey From Ireland, joined Dec 2006, 3915 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2749 times:



Quoting BestWestern (Reply 16):
Will baby take the -300s - to match the rest of their clapped out fleet?

Up to the lessors, I expect. However, given that WW will feel a pinch at MAN and BHX from U2 and FR, and FR at EMA its hard to tell what WW will do next, they might retreat or fight fire with fire. I suppose a lot might also depend on what happens if/when LH take over.

Brian.



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User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 26
Reply 20, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2633 times:



Quoting VV701 (Reply 17):
However G-BUSE - the aircraft in question - was photographed at LHR 2 days before departure in full BA livery with titles. So . . . ????

When BUSC was delivered to GYR, it still carried the full BA livery.



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User currently offlineTrekster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2580 times:

BUSE was still in full BA livery when i went past it on the staff shuttle the other day. Parked right next to Concorde. There were high lifters all around it, but no idea what they were doing with her.

User currently offlineEireRock From Ireland, joined Nov 2007, 301 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2478 times:



Quoting BMED (Reply 18):
Without being picky I didn't think that BA owned the aircraft anyway, wasn't it GB who owned them?

Sorry, BMed/BA


User currently offlineEireRock From Ireland, joined Nov 2007, 301 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2473 times:



Quoting EireRock (Reply 22):
Sorry, BMed/BA

Scrap That!!!! GB Airways/BA


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